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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly Primestock sale in Dumfries on Wednesday 28th November 2012.

22 Prime Cattle – Trade good more needed of all classes Sale average 207.3p or (370.2p D/W)
British Blue to 236.5p from J & N Beattie, Woodfield to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 220.5p Fauldingcleugh, Kirkpatrick Fleming to Border Meats Lockerbie
Limousin to 221.5p Fauldingcleugh Kirkpatrick Fleming to Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas, 220.5p Merrick Portpatrick to Border Meats Lockerbie
Top Gross Bullock £1395.35 Woodfield

Limousin to 225.5p from AH Merrick, Portpatrick to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan
Top Gross Heifer £1329.95 Tinwald Shaws

78 OTM Cattle – Trade looked sharper although size and flesh was in short supply
Per Head
Stabiliser £1132.85 South Mains
Limousin £972 Belridding
Charolais £1055 Merrick
British Blue £922.35 Woodcroft
Angus £920.75 Woodcroft
Holstein £1160.85 Brownfield

Per Kilo
Limousin 161p Belridding
British Blue 143p Woodcroft
Stabiliser 139p South Mains
Angus 130p West Lanegate
Holstein 111p Shawsmuir

931 Prime Lambs – Similar trade to last week selling to a top of 180p for Texel x Lambs from Firm of R Laird, East Polquhirter, Top price per Head was £86.50 for Texel Crosses from Messrs Anderson Bros, Nether Stenries. Overall average was 156.5p.

Top prices
Standard Lambs (32.1-39Kg) Top 180p ave 148.8p
Texel £70.20 East Polquhirter, £62.50 East Kirkcarswell, £61 Over Abington
Suffolk £62 Marwhirn
Charollais £62 Martingirth, £60 Castlefairn
Cross £60 Corsencon, £56.50 Longbeoch, £56 Over Abington
Blackface £60 Hall of Drumpark, £54.50 Castlefairn, £50 Netherhall, £50 Blackburn
Lleyn £55 (x2) Little Culloch, £52 Bennan
NCC £51.50 (x2) Archwood

Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 180p ave 162.2p
Texel £78.50, £77.50 Nether Stenries, £75 Woodhouse Bungalow, £72 Ringliggate, £71 Third
Suffolk £74 Nether Stenries, £71.50 Longbeoch, £71 Cushag
Lleyn £72.50 Summerhill
NCC £72 Archwood
Half Bred £64.50 Marwhirn, £64.50 Hall of Drumpark
Blackface £55 Dalhanna

Heavy Lambs (45.6-52Kg) Top 180p ave 150.4p
Texel £86.50 Nether Stenries, £74.20 East Kirkcarswell, £72.20 Little Culloch
Suffolk £74.50 Barshill, £67 Nether Stenries
Cross £60 Corsencon, £60 Netherhall
Super Heavy Lambs (52.1+over)
Suffolk £75 Netherhall, £72 Castle Fairn
Texel £68 Nether Stenries

603 Cast Ewe & Rams – Trade Marginally Shaper for better types
Leicester £88.50, £79.50 Macqueston
Suffolk £83.50 Bogue
Texel £70.50 Outertown, £62.50 Arnmannoch
NCC £69.50 Outertown, £62.50 The Cottage
Cross £65.50 Barshill, £62.50 (x2) Nether Barr, £62.50 Nether Stenries
Lleyn £42.50 Ballaggan
Cheviot £53.50 Castlehill, £43.50 Castlefairn, £41.50 Dalhanna
Blackface £52.50 Netherhall, £50.50 Castlefairn, £50.50 Macqueston
Lleyn £51.50 Bogue

Texel £109.50 Valmar, £84.50, £80.50 Third
Leicester £74.50 Blackburn

corresponding week 2011 sale report

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